US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines said they have finalised an order for six 787-8s.
Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at USD 1.3bn at list prices, Boeing said.
Xiamen Airlines is China´s only all-Boeing fleet carrier.
The airline´s expanding international network currently focuses on southeast and northeast Asia. With the introduction of the 787 Dreamliners beginning in 2014, the airline plans to launch new long-haul routes from Fujian to Europe, North America and Australia.
Xiamen Airlines currently operates a fleet of 97 airplanes, including 17 737-700s, 74 737-800s and six 757-200s. The flight network is comprised of 218 domestic routes and 26 international and regional routes. The airline will take delivery of its 100th Boeing airplane in November 2013.
Founded in 1984, Xiamen Airlines is headquartered in the coastal city of Xiamen in the province of Fujian.
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